Analysis of the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral group treatment in subjects with somatization

  • Manuel Sánchez-García Agencia Valenciana de Salud
Keywords: Clinical psychology, therapy groups, somatoform disorders, emotion, cognitive behavior therapy, treatment effectiveness

Abstract

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy has been questioned, despite offering positive results. This article presents the results obtained by an intervention with cognitive-behavioral group therapy, conducted at a mental health service in a public health system, with the aim of assessing the effectiveness of the implementation of this intervention strategy. It has followed a quasi-experimental design with 136 users having associated physical and emotional discomfort, composing two groups of subjects: 90 participants and 46 controls. The results showed that lower doses of benzodiazepines in psychiatrical prescriptions at post-treatment and clinical improvement has induced higher discharged rates in participants. The self-reports indicate physical and emotional improvements in over 60% of the participants.The relationship between results and some variables was valued and criticisms of the effectiveness of these treatments are discussed, as compared with data obtained.

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Published
07-04-2014
How to Cite
Sánchez-García, M. (2014). Analysis of the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral group treatment in subjects with somatization. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 30(2), 412-421. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.30.2.170271
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Clinical and Health Psychology